I’m a big fan of food and a huge fan of eyeshadow palettes which made the launch of the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette one of the most exciting things that’s come about for me! I picked up this $36 bundle of joy from the Too Faced website and received it in a very fanciful and confetti filled box with a free mini lipstick sample. I’m a total packaging snob and they did not disappoint! Now let’s find out if the actual product lived up to the visual hype!
The 9 delightfully named shades are housed in Too Faced’s traditional tin magnetic packaging with a pretty spacious mirror for the size of the palette. There are 3 true mattes, 5 shimmers, and one matte shade that has baby speckles of gold (hello, Spread the Love). As with most palettes, the ones that carry the strongest head-on pigmentation are the shimmer shades, though almost all really bring a punch when it comes to real life application. The shimmery shades have a soft and creamy feel to them without being overly soft, powdery, or breakable, while the mattes are a lot more firm, which allows for great control over buildability.
The only shade that was disappointing was the bone white shade, Extra Creamy. I usually don’t judge mattes or whites because they tend to be the most difficult shades for palettes to squeeze the greatness out of, but I have multiple palettes – both drugstore and high end – that have way more pigmented similar shades. I am also slightly confused about the set-up of this palette as Extra Creamy is one of the largest shades in the palette. In fact, the only shade with the large pan slot that I fully understand is Bananas which is a versatile and pigmented shade (and also makes a bomb highlight on deeper skin).
Other than that minor setback, I am a huge fan of this palette. It smells lovely, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and is peanut free which cuts down on a lot of risks of the palette taking anyone on an unexpected ER adventure. I also think the overall color selection is smart for those with a fondness for warm tones who want the opportunity to make easy everyday looks or more bright and dramatic ones!
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